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1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
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Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR RESTORATION BY RENOWNED AL PRUEITT AND SONS RESTORATION
  • MULTIPLE PACKARDS INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER
  • JUST RELEASED FROM A PROMINENT PRIVATE COLLECTION
  • ONE OF JUST 750 BUILT
  • ACCOMPANIED BY ITS ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL AND CAR COVER
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • PACKARD'S MOST STRIKING AND DESIRABLE MODEL
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A DREAM FOR THE PACKARD COLLECTOR
  • Options Include:
  • POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • AM RADIO
  • ULTRAMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • REAR CONTINENTAL KIT
  • CHROME WIRE WHEELS
  • With a limited production run of only 750, the exclusive Caribbean was Packard’s “halo vehicle.” Introduced in November 1952 with the rest of the 1953 line, its styling was derived directly from the stunning Packard Pan American show car of 1952. Mitchell-Bentley Corporation modified standard Packard convertible bodies to achieve the sleek, elegant European appearance of the Caribbean. Devoid of regular side trim, the car had special full-wheel cutouts and rocker panels edged in chrome and a Continental kit nicely nestled between lengthened rear fenders; this provided a very sporting, modern appearance. A 327-cubic inch, 180 horsepower version of Packard’s legendary straight-eight powered the car through Packard’s own Ultramatic transmission.

    This Caribbean was previously owned by noted Packard specialist Tom Crook. It has been in the Karl Blade Collection since 2003 and is especially elegant in rare, special-order black paint, with a matching black-and-white leather interior. Power options include hydraulic windows, seat and top, power steering, and power brakes. From a very solid, older restoration; Al Prueitt and Sons completed a thorough freshening in 2006. The car was disassembled, completely stripped, and newly painted. New window glass was installed, the chrome was re-plated, new radial tires were fitted, and the engine and transmission were properly rebuilt. Total documented expenses equal over $102,000. The car was shown at the 2007 Packards International National Meet, garnering awards for Best Paint (with a perfect score) and Best in Class, Postwar – Open. It also earned the coveted Packards International Circle of Excellence certificate. We are proud to offer this award-winning investment-grade Packard Caribbean convertible to the most astute collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this iconic motorcar!

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    Year:
    1953
    Make:
    Packard
    Model:
    Caribbean
    Color:
    Black
    VIN:
    2679
    Stock Number:
    407652

    Engine:
    327 cubic inch straight-eight
    Transmission:
    Ultramatic
    Style:
    Convertible
    JD Power Value
    $84,000.00
    DISCOUNT
    $4,100.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $79,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


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    JD Power Guides 01/05/2023

    High Retail: $84,000.00


    Year:
    1953
    Make:
    Packard
    Model:
    Caribbean
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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